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Kudos0

Can Norton Core protect an Access Point

I understand that the Core needs to be connected to the modem or in my case, FIOS modem/router.  That's fine, although that is in the basement.  By the time you get to the top floor, there are dead spots, which are also outside the range of the core's coverage (marketed as 3,000-4,000 square feet).  So if I have an access point upstairs, can the Core protect it, and all devices getting routed through it?  To be clear, I'm not looking to make the Core an access point, I just want to know if it can protect a separate (Netgear) access point?

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Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Core protect an Access Point

Jeffrey. For Core to protect another device setup as an AP it will need to be "directly" wired via Ethernet to one of the LAN ports on the Core. Internally most routers have built in settings for setting up in AP mode. Follow the instructions from your manufacturer to do that.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Core protect an Access Point

Thanks.  There is a cable run from the basement up the second floor of the house (to a jack in the wall).  If I move that cable in the basement to the Core, would that be considered "direct"?  The AP would remain plugged into that jack where the cable is wired.

Thanks again.

Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Core protect an Access Point

Jeff, YES to your first question and NO to the 2nd. The AP MUST be connected directly via Ethernet to the Core. Not between the ISP data connection and the Core for Core to protect it.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93

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